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2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

It has been just about a year since Ford announced that the company would make available an inflatable rear seat belt that would incorporate airbag technology in a seat-belt application to protect rear passengers. USA Today reported that the restraints that double as air-bags would be an option... read more

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Speck Toughskin for TomTom

TomTom Offers Roadside Assistance To Users Of iPhone App & GPS Devices

TomTom, the location and navigation provider, has launched a roadside assistance service which will be made available to users of their GPS devices as well as the TomTom App... read more October 13, 2010 by  1


 
Google logo

Getting Along Without a Google-Car Just Fine, Thanks

Would you fall in love with a car that drives itself--or would it drive you and your family nuts? On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to be able to sit back during a... read more October 12, 2010 by  9


 
2006 Lincoln LS Sport

FBI Tracks Lincoln--Until Mechanic Catches Them

It’s not unusual for auto repair customers to request that in the course of routine maintenance (an oil change is a good example), the technician look underneath the... read more October 11, 2010 by  1


 
Vlingo InCar beta

Vlingo InCar Lets Android Users Text, Talk Completely Hands-Free

We all know how dangerous--and illegal--texting while driving can be. We also know that if we don't respond to that message within the next five minutes, the world will end... read more October 7, 2010 by  0


 
Paris

Today at High Gear Media: Paris Show, Ford F-150 and Texting

Today's the day: we're prepped, penned and all charged up for the rollercoaster that is the 2010 Paris Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Some of the embargoes seem to have leaked... read more September 29, 2010 by  0


 
Texting while driving

IIHS: Texting Bans Could Be Ineffective

A new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has concluded laws banning texting while driving do not decrease... read more September 29, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Lexus IS 350C with F Sport wheels and brakes

Are Anti-Lock Brakes Unsafe?

I don't like anti-lock brakes. I cannot stop as quickly on snow as I would stop if I pumped the old style brakes. Your article about "Experienced Drivers" making "Deadly... read more September 24, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Big SUVs and Theft

It begins today: High Gear Media is running the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally! We'll talk about it a lot over the next 10 days until @raywert covers his ears and goes, "La... read more September 23, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Video: Volkswagen's Talking Newspaper Ad

Times are getting mighty weird, folks. It took me a while to get used to people talking to themselves in their cars before I realized they had hands-free devices for the... read more September 23, 2010 by  0


 
1999 Ford Explorer Sport

ESC Reduces Rollover Crashes

Your car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is designed to keep the vehicle upright at all times. Rollover avoidance is accomplished by using a sophisticated... read more September 21, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

5 Reasons Bluetooth Streaming is a Passing Fad

Bluetooth streaming is a passing fad, and we're here to tell you why. The solution to in-car audio seems brilliant, at first. Your Bluetooth-equipped car is already... read more September 15, 2010 by  24


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

2011 Honda Odyssey: Just Like At The Drive-In?

As the summer fades, so do your chances of making it out to some of our nation's great drive-in theaters. But crawl into the backseat of an increasing number of minivans and... read more September 13, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Lincoln MKX

Today at High Gear Media: Lincoln MKX, Oprah, and CT 200h

We've seen the 2011 Lincoln MKX, we've driven the 2011 Lincoln MKX. You, sir, are no Lincoln MKX. You might want to start with a stovepipe hat. [MotorAuthority] Oprah could... read more September 13, 2010 by  0


 
iPod cable

Why Do I Have to Pay Another $40 For A Car iPod Cable?

Now that you've laid out $20,000, or $30,000--or even $100,000--for your new vehicle,you may be asking a touchy question of your salesperson: "Why the heck do I have to pay... read more September 13, 2010 by  12


 
2011 Ford Flex

Today at High Gear Media: Big Discounts, 3G and Darth Vader

If you bought one of these five cars in July, you got a better deal than usual. What's at the root of it all? Model changeover. [TheCarConnection] Five safe cars for... read more September 10, 2010 by  0


 
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